The Giants have positioned Evan Longoria on the 10-day injured checklist with a proper hamstring pressure, per MLB.com’s Maria I. Guardado (via Twitter). With Longoria again on the shelf, right-hander Gregory Santos was recalled from Triple-A.
Longoria has struggled with the damage bug all through his Main League profession. The 36-year-old hasn’t performed in additional than 100 video games since 2019, though that considerably mischaracterizes a wholesome 2020 season wherein Longoria appeared in 53 of the pandemic-shortened 60 video games. This season, Longoria missed greater than a month early on to restore a torn ligament in his finger, and he not too long ago spent one other activate the IL due to an indirect pressure.
When wholesome, the veteran has been his ordinary self on the plate, slashing .243/.331/.459 with 9 dwelling runs throughout 169 plate appearances, good for a 124 wRC+. With out his bat within the lineup, the Giants have relied on rookie David Villar, whose constructive method on the plate has led to a 21.2 p.c stroll price and 132 wRC+ via his first 52 massive league plate appearances.
Santos, simply 22 years previous, has 4 massive league appearances beneath his belt, however only one thus far this season. Santos is the Giants’ Seventh-ranked prospect per Fangraphs, although he didn’t make Baseball America’s checklist of top-30 prospects within the Giants’ system. The ability righty owns a 3.42 ERA throughout 26 1/3 innings in Triple-A.